A video has been released showing the torture of the playboy son of former Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
The video shows the tyrant’s third son, Saadi Gaddafi, being hit in the face and on the soles of his feet while blindfolded in a prison in Libya.
The footage released by news website Clearnews show guards beating Saadi during an interrogation at al-Hadba prison.Other inmates can be heard in the background crying out in pain while being attacked. The man resembling Saddi is first made to listen to their screams, before his blindfold is removed and he is made to watch the beatings.
At one point he is asked whether he wants to be hit on the soles of his feet or his buttocks, to which he replies: ‘What kind of a question is this? My feet.’
US-based Human Rights Watch says authorities should investigate the alleged abuse of the son of the former dictator and other inmates in a jail in Tripoli.
Melinda Taylor, an international criminal court defence lawyer for Saadi, told RT:
‘It does appear to be Saadi Gaddafi.’It appears to be criminal treatment in the sense of it being severe physical treatment and also psychological in the sense that he is being forced to listen to other people apparently being tortured.’
According to RT, Libya’s state prosecutor has launched an investigation to find out who the guards are in the footage.